Senate Bill No. 483
(By Senators Snyder and Unger)
[Introduced February 11, 2003; referred to the Committee on
Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section fifteen, article nine-a,
chapter eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to the public
school support allowance for increased enrollment.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section fifteen, article nine-a, chapter eighteen of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 9A. PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT.
§18-9A-15. Allowance for increased enrollment.
To provide for the support of increased net enrollments in the
counties in a school year over the net enrollments used in the
computation of total state aid for that year, there shall be
appropriated for that purpose from the general revenue fund an
amount equal to the average total state aid per net pupil multiplied by the total of all of the increases in the net
enrollments of the counties made by comparing the most recent
reports of net enrollment for the second school month to the
immediately previous year's reports for the same school month.
Upon determination of the several increases in the respective
counties' net enrollments, as of the close of the second school
month, each county showing
such the increase shall be allocated an
amount equal to that county's average per net pupil total state aid
multiplied by the increase in that county's net enrollment
determined as provided heretofore. Such The allocations shall be
distributed not later than the thirty-first day of December of each
year to the counties having increases in net enrollment as
heretofore provided. If the amount appropriated for this purpose
shall not be sufficient to provide payment in full for the total of
these several allocations, each county allocation shall be reduced
to an amount which is proportionate to the appropriation compared
to the total of the several allocations, and the allocations as
thus adjusted shall be distributed to the counties as provided in
this section: Provided, That the governor shall request a
supplemental appropriation at the next legislative session for the
No provision of this section
shall may be construed to in any
way affect the allocation of moneys for educational purposes to a
county under other provisions of law.
Except for those students who are enrolled in special
education programs, students who have not attained the age of five
prior to the first day of September
shall not be included for any
purpose of this section.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any
specific level of funding by the Legislature.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make the public school
support allowance for increased enrollment mandatory.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would